The purpose of Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals in Healthcare Practice for England is to develop students as professional, self-reflecting individuals able to meet the demands of employers in the healthcare sector and adapt to a constantly changing world. The qualification aims to widen access to higher education and enhance the career prospects of those who undertake them.
Applicants must have passed the HNC in order to be considered for this course. GCSE English and mathematics at grade C or above are also required.
References from an official email address (ie. NOT Outlook, Gmail, Yahoo, etc.) This can be from your previous institution if you were a student in the last 4 years or from a line manager if you are currently working.
Suitable applicants will be invited to interview, where they will be required to further demonstrate their suitability for the course by completing a short written task that assess their ability to respond to a Health and Social Care text in a critically evaluative way.
Credit transfer and accreditation of prior learning or experience
If you have achieved a qualification such as a foundation degree or HNC, or have gained credit at another higher education institution, you may be able to enter the course at Level 5. For further information, please visit our Credit Transfer page. Other qualifications and relevant work experience may also count for academic credit. Further information is available at our Accreditation of Prior Learning page.
International Student Entry Requirements
All South Thames College HE courses are taught in English. You must be able to demonstrate a level of English equivalent to IELTS 6.0
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The course provides you with opportunities to test your understanding of the subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Assessment methods include written examinations and a range of coursework assessments such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations and your final year major project. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark. All assessments are spread across the year to make the workload manageable. The course work will be based on e.g. practical write ups.
Course Costs and Financial Support
The following course-related costs are included in the fees:
- Annual printing allowance
- BTEC registration fee
The following course-related costs are not included in the fees:
- Additional printing over and above the annual allowance
- The cost of books and equipment that you might wish to purchase
Careers and Progression
On completion of this course, you could expect to find employment as a:
- Senior care assistant
- Senior support worker in a health or social care setting
- Pathway tracker
- Integrated support worker
- Care navigator
- Care co-ordinator
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